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With gorgeous beaches and flavoursome wines, Portugal is a top destination, accessible to all budgets.

Recently named World’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards, Portugal checks all the boxes even for the most pretentious travellers. However, what makes this otherwise small country in the Iberian Peninsula so attractive to tourists, to the point that everyone seems to be heading its way? Here’s one reason that cannot leave you unimpressed: it displays amazing diversity at an affordable price.

Apart from giving you that much sought-after sun-kissed skin, with one of the warmest climates in Europe, Portugal also pleases the hearts, eyes and taste buds at the same time. With countless trophy beaches to lounge on, enchanting cities of Latin heritage, magnificent baroque architecture, exquisite, world-renowned wines and delicious local cuisine, Portugal offers a high-class experience at an unexpectedly wallet-friendly cost. And who would ever mind keeping their pennies in their pockets?

With Lisbon the sunniest capital city of the old continent, what better destination to unwind while in Portugal that its 850 km long golden beaches? Let your hair down while surfing on the Atlantic ocean waves, go for a walk in the stunningly preserved medieval city centres with fascinating castles and churches, explore the wild natural parks and reserves included among UNESCO world heritage sites or simply take a bike on a splendid ride across the country. Did we mention dolphin watching?